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  1. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    in 1968/69 my regular barber was in Brockley, London SE4. I used to ask him for a 'skinhead cut'. He would say "You mean shorter than skinhead", and proceed to give me the kind of short college-boy cut you can see in my photos. I never had a No.1 (until recently - the alternative is a Gregor Fisher 'Baldy Man'!). What this tells me is that back then 'skinhead' did start as a nickname for us 'late mod'/'totter'/whatever types.
     
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    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    Exactly what my mum said about me and my mate 'Cockney Bob'!
     
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    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    A familiar concept. See above.
     
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    In mid '68, having seen the older lads get one, I trotted off to the barbers for a semi-crop.

    Stuck with a 'semi'(!!!) for months into spring(ish) 1969 and - I've mentioned this on here before, so apologies for repeating it - went to a different barber's for a tighter crop - with a razor parting, which he bolloxed up... I said: "shave the lot".

    He couldn't believe it and even got the people from adjacent shops to come an witness it - it was severe!!!

    At school, in assembly, the head, looking round as he always did, spotted this wee, bald head near the back - and went radio rental.

    Found out my name and shouted: 'Get out, Vaughan, you look like an animal.'

    Parents had to go up - it was a good school - and I had a great week or so off, in the early sunshine to hang around the local convent school.

    Happy days.

    (FTR: my old man always thought, back in those halcyon days, I/we looked 'clean and tidy' - but he was ex-forces.)
     
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    Just heard that Harry Zepahaniah Johnson died today. Better know as Harry J from Harry J Allstars and Reggae Record Producer.
    Died of a heart attack.

    Loads of former Reggae and Soul Artists passing lately.
     
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    My CB handle in early 80s was "The Liquidator", taken from the Harry J Allstars "Trojan" 45.
     
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    Sad news.

    'Liquidator' was so much a part of the Savoy Rooms in Catford.
     
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    'Liquidator' was 'the sound' for us in late '69. None of that hippy stuff that the media were saying was the music of British youth. Ilford Palais played the tune (along with Desmond Dekker) and it was the sound of the visiting fairgrounds. Football firms on the terraces also adapted the tune to support their team.
     
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    I'm on a bus at the moment and liquidator keeps on going through my head.
     
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    I was on a train full of west ham firm at Putney bridge a few years back with 2 pals keeping our nut down when his phone went off with the liquidator ring tone .. luckily enough just as it pulled into parsons green LOL
     
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    Whenever I hear Liquidator i think of Chelsea when i was a teenager standing in the Shed, Its still played on match days...I sit there looking across at the Shed as its now and think...I was there.
     
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    When I hear music from back in the day - particularly good stuff like Harry J... - I'm reminded of furtive fumblings in youth clubs with girls who are now grandmothers - am I a bad man? :happy:
     
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    Thats the poignant thing with music ...you could be anywhere and hear a tune ..and you are back there. Sometimes happy sometimes sad.
     
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    Music from back in our day is so important as it triggers off various memories of a time passed. I cannot think of anything else that can do that so vividly

    Bad man - no - just happy days - old times, old places, old friends
     
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    Listened to a bit of Harry J today on Spotify. I could almost sense the 'great smell of brut' and I was beginning to wonder where my tonic mohair suit was (not that it would fit me now). If I am honest Liquidator wasn't my favourite tune back then but it was our anthem. I moved on, into my comfort zone, and listened to Desmond Dekker. Music sure stirs the memories.
     

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